Click Here To Help Support The Briggers When Shopping Online.

Interview with Chris

Our summer recruitment saw Briggers boss sign the experienced Chris Simpkins. Chris has had previous spells at Armthorpe Welfare before signing for Goole AFC. After an impressive pre-season we were pleased to get Chris signed up for the 2022/22 season.

We caught up with Chris to ask him a few questions as he re-joined the club for it’s Centenary Season.

Q1. You have played for a few NCEL teams, including last weeks opponents Armthorpe Welfare. What made you decide to sign for the Briggers?

CS. I like the style of play Fudge (gaffer Luke Forgione) wants to play and feel it suits my strengths. I have also heard good things about the gaffer and the players that were already at the club and I think it’s a really exciting time to be at the club with it being our Centenary Year,

Q2. You have trained and played a few games with the lads now, what are your thoughts on what you have seen so far?

CS. The lads are a really nice group and they have all made me feel welcome straight away. The standard and quality in the squad is of a really high level.

Q3. For anyone that has not yet seen you play how would you describe yourself as a player and what can the Briggers fans look forward to seeing from you?

CS. I would describe myself as an attacking full back that likes to get forward and get involved with the attacks, but I also enjoy the defensive side of the game.

Q4. How do you feel your pre-season has gone?

CS. I thought pre-season went well for me, I got a good amount of minutes and got back up to fitness quickly after I broken my wrist towards the back end of last season and not being able to play for 3 months. The first match away at Swallownest was disappointing, especially as we had more than enough chances to win the game. The win at home against Armthorpe was a nice one to win, having spent 4 years previously at the club.

Q5. What are your ambitions for the team and for yourself in the coming season?

From a team point of view I want to help the club improve on last year’s league position and if we can push for the play-offs. On a personal note I just want to try and have a good consistent season.

We want to thank Chris for taking the time to talk with us and wish him well for a good season.

Leave a Reply